Doncare - Community Services
Domestic Violence Advocacy & Support
Support Groups The DAWN Program The Dorothy Rose Fund The Dimensions Project
     
 

Support Groups

Women’s Groups for 2014 - click here for program flyer

Term 1: Living Free – 4 February to 25 March (Tuesdays, 8 sessions)
  • Learning about the impact of family violence and how women respond
  • Exploring your experience of family violence using art and creativity.

 

Term 2: Building Protective Factors – 29 April to 20 May (Tuesdays, 4 sessions)
  • Recognise the warning signs in relationships

  • Respond differently to abusive behaviour in the future.

  

Term 2: Moving Beyond Trauma – 27 May to 24 June (Tuesdays, 5 sessions)
  • Understanding the impact of trauma

  • Coming to know the mind, heart and body connection

  • Self-care –  Learn how to relax, slow down and begin to enjoy life more

  • Finding your own way to move through trauma.

  

Term 3: Living Free – 22 July to 9 September (Tuesdays, 8 sessions)

  • Learning about the impact of family violence and how women respond

  • Exploring your experience of family violence using art and creativity.

  

Term 4: Self Esteem and Reclaiming Identity 14 October to 9 December (Tuesdays, 8 sessions)
  • Finding your own voice and increasing your self esteem

  •  Reflecting on how you see yourself and what influences you

  •  Valuing your intuition and internal strength

  •  Reclaiming your identity.

What group participants have told us:

“This has been the best group for me.  It has helped me make a new start.”

“I don’t know what would have happened to me if I hadn’t found this group.  I was feeling so trapped and hopeless, but now I can make decisions again.”

“I feel like I have re-connected with my children, and they are seeing a new me.”

“I hadn’t realised how scared I was.  I don’t ever want to feel that unsafe again.”

“I just came along out of curiosity, but now I wouldn’t miss it.  It helps me get through my week.